Village life, countryside, seven miles from Exeter, what’s not to love about Rockbeare?

Village life, countryside, seven miles from Exeter, what’s not to love about Rockbeare?

Set on the brink of East Devon, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Rockbeare is the perfect place to call home. If you’re yearning for a village lifestyle within easy reach of a city – Rockbeare is set just 7 miles from the ancient capital city of Exeter.  From the last Census, the population of Rockbeare reached a community of 914, the quiet and quaint village is three miles from Exeter airport with airlines offering domestic and international flights.

The new town of Cranbrook boasts a train station which is just an 8-minute drive from Rockbeare, offering a direct line into Exeter St David’s, from there you will find direct links to London, Birmingham and Bristol.

Rockbeare has a Church of England primary school and pre-school which follows the ethos of “Empowering every individual as they learn and grow through God’s love”

‘Rockbeare is a small school with big ambitions. We want our pupils to achieve highly whilst thoroughly enjoying and being enthusiastic about their learning. The staff are committed, hardworking, friendly and fun!’ Rockbeare Church of England primary school

The lottery funded, village hall has been at the heart of the village for nearing 100 years, offering events for the local community such as yoga classes, dance classes, baby groups, quiz nights, coffee mornings, wine tasting evenings and more.

The award – winning Jack and The Green pub and restaurant is nearby offering a locally sourced, modern European menu and fine ales.

The Grove at Rockbeare is an exclusive development of only five individually designed homes with elegance and comfort at the forefront of its design.

Find your reason to call Rockbeare your home.

For more information on The Grove, an exclusive collection of four and five bedroom new homes please email thegrove@burringtonestates.com and call 01404 232244

https://www.burringtonestates.com/new-homes/the-grove/

Exeter developer celebrates one million bricks at flagship development in Topsham

Exeter developer celebrates one million bricks at flagship development in Topsham

Exeter-based property developer, Burrington Estates New Homes, have marked a major milestone in the build of their developments across the South West as they lay the one millionth brick at EXIII in Topsham.

The property developer, who have been building luxury new homes across the South West for the past three years, celebrated the occasion with a brick laying ceremony, with both construction teams and suppliers in attendance. The millionth brick marks the final phase of the build at EXIII, with only a few properties remaining.

The millionth brick follows a standout year of success for the award-winning developer, who have been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) in their Quality Award Scheme which is the industry’s benchmark for quality of a development in terms of build standard and overall site management. Two site managers, Shaun Marsden and Gary O’Gorman, were awarded the Pride in the Job awards for their work at Trispen Meadows, Truro, and Notre Dame, Plymouth, with Shaun going on to win the prestigious Seal of Excellence Award.

Engaging local suppliers and providing jobs within the community is a cornerstone for the property developer, who have partnered with South West Brick and Stone for their developments. South West Brick and Stone, based out of Bovey Tracey, are one of the region’s largest independent bricks specialists providing high quality services to the construction industry.

Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates, said, “This year has truly been incredible for the Burrington Estates New Homes team and we are delighted to have reached this great milestone. We have always said that building houses is so much more than places for people to live, it’s about creating desirable homes and long-lasting communities. Behind the million bricks are the couples and families who have trusted us to create their dream home and we cannot thank them enough.”

Colin continued, “It’s been great working with South West Brick and Stone who have supplied quality bricks for our developments and we have built a strong relationship which we hope to continue.”

Gary Norton, Managing Director at South West Brick and Stone said, “South West Brick and Stone are proud to be associated with Burrington Estates, providing high quality facing bricks to construct exceptional homes for modern families. We look forward to continued development in years to come.”

All Burrington Estates New Homes are built to an exceptional standard, promising outstanding customer service, attention to detail and innovative design. Burrington Estates New Homes are founded on the belief that high quality housing can be accessible to all, both couples and families alike. Each of the homes has a British-designed kitchen with integrated appliances. Luxury carpets, premium ceramics and a turfed rear garden are included at no additional cost. High quality fixtures and fixtures feature throughout, like the motion sensor lighting, smart heating controls and excellent insulation levels.

Following the success of EXIII, the developer turns their attention to the fourth site in the Exeter area and 15th planned development overall – Home Farm, Pinhoe. The highly anticipated collection of homes on Church Hill, Pinhoe, are set to launch this summer with unrivalled views of the East Devon countryside, easy access into the city and good nearby schools. A collection of three, four and five bedroom homes will be available, with personalisation packages available and a number of schemes specifically designed to make house-buying even easier.

For more information about the available homes at EXIII, contact topsham@burringtonestates.com or visit www.burringtonestates.com/topsham.

 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Tomorrow is World Environment Day. This iconic day is ran by the United Nations with the aim to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. Take action by following these simple steps recommended by ‘Organic News and Environment’

  1. STOP EATING MEAT (OR AT LEAST REDUCE IT).

The Environmental Working Group found that red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse emissions as common vegetables and grains. If the grain fed to livestock were fed to people, we could feed 800 million people.

2. CHANGE YOUR CAR DRIVING HABITS.

Vehicles are the biggest compromise to our air. Where possible try walking, running, cycling or take public transit more often.

3. NOTICE HOW YOU USE WATER.

65% of what we use is in the bathroom, with this in mind, have shorter showers and buy an energy efficient shower head. Don’t leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth…It all helps.

4. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER

Think about going paperless – bank statements, paper towels, junk mail you haven’t opted out of. There are many areas where each of us can help to lessen paper production.

5. USE A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE AND REUSABLE LUNCH CONTAINERS.

Landfills are overfilling with water bottles alone. It is also estimated that 3 litres of water is used to package 1 litre of bottled water.

 6.  BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU THROW IN THE BIN

From kitchen scraps that can be used to make stocks to items that can be recycled, see how many times things can be reused or repurposed rather than simply thrown away.

7. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS

Before venturing out on your next shopping trip, make sure you’ve some reusable shopping bags with you. Plastic bags are a huge threat to marine life, and they’re an inconvenience to the environment.

8. BORROW OR FIX RATHER THAN BUY

Buying throwaway fashion is detrimental for the environment – 1 kg of fabric generates 23 kg of greenhouse gases! Start thinking about keeping what you own and become more discerning

Celebrating World Environment Day on 5th June 2019

 

Ready, Steady, Grow

Ready, Steady, Grow

May has sprung upon us, the days are getting longer and warmer which means that Summer is on its way and it’s time to tidy up spring plants, plant out summer flowers and get planning for autumn. It’s also a great time to plant herbs, as plants will establish quickly in warm soil, just remember to keep them watered if the weather turns dry.

With National Gardening Week behind us, our gardens should be a canvas of colour, you don’t need to be an expert in gardening, Charlie Dimmock and Alan Titchmarsh had to start somewhere!

May is the perfect sowing month, plants will be growing strongly in the higher temperatures and you will also be able to watch the bees, birds and butterflies in your organic pot.  Why not take part in The Big Butterfly Count? Sit in your garden or the park for 15 minutes and see how many butterflies you see! Register your results here; https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

What to plant in May outdoors

Direct sow sunflowers

Direct sow poppies

Direct sow Limnanthes to bring insects into your garden and vegetable pot

Nigella

What to plant in May indoors

Foxgloves

Sweet William in seed trays

Lupins

Herbs and vegetables

Sweetcorn

Sow basil

Sow cucumber

Sow perennial herbs

Happy gardening!

On sale now at Upbury Grange, Yetminster

On sale now at Upbury Grange, Yetminster

Discover your new home in the quaint village of Yetminster. Upbury Grange is a stunning collection of two, three, four and five bedroom new homes.

Uncover the rare charm of Yetminster, Dorset at Upbury Grange. Set in an area of unspoilt tranquillity, enjoy picturesque nature walks through the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with road and rail links, Upbury Grange is the ideal home for commuters to neighbouring towns of Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester.

Developed by award-winning property developer Burrington Estates New Homes, Upbury Grange will be built to an exceptionally high specification. Each home makes the most of the impressive countryside views whilst offering a generous entertaining space, sizeable bedrooms and a British designed kitchen and dining area.

With homes eligible for Help to Buy* you can reserve your dream home with just a 5% deposit.

Prices from £220,000

The Ford is a superb two-bedroom home. There is a generously-sized living and dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and family bathroom with bath. Bedroom one has a set of fitted wardrobes, great for storage. Bedroom two is a spacious double bedroom.

The Alcove has a classic cottage feel that marries perfectly with the contemporary interiors. The well-proportioned living room has a set of French doors leading out to the rear garden. In the open plan kitchen and dining room, where there is a second set of French doors. Upstairs you will find three generous double bedrooms, a study area and family bathroom. Bedroom one is the largest with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom.

The Milestone – Step inside this contemporary three bedroom property and you will feel right at home. From the hall, you can see directly through the bi-folding doors to the quality turfed garden at the rear. The ground floor boasts an open plan design. The living and dining area are generous spaces where you can relax. Upstairs, you can find three good-sized bedrooms, two doubles and a single, as well as a family bathroom. Bedroom one has an ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. Selected homes have the added benefit of a garage.

The Gable – is a premium four bedroom home. The hallway leads through to the free-flowing kitchen, dining and family area. A set of French and bi-folding doors mean the family area is filled with light and provides great entertaining space. There is a separate living room with a further set of French doors to the rear turfed garden and patio area. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The first bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. This home has the added benefit of a separate garage.

The Oak is a spacious and stylish four bedroom home. The hall leads through to an open plan dining and kitchen area, complete withbi-folding doors to the rear turfed garden. A set of double doors lead to the living room, which has plenty of room to relax and enjoy family time. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Bedroom one has a good-size ensuite bathroom and a set of fitted wardrobes. This home has the added benefit of an exterior garage.

Upbury Grange

01935 345020

Upbury.grange@burringtonestates.com

*Please see a member of staff for the Help to Buy terms and conditions